Colianni & Leonard LLC

Call Us412-680-7877

925 Park Plaza, Wexford, PA 15090

Pennsylvania Mass Tort Lawyer for Cases with Multiple Victims

Allegheny County Multiple Victim Injury Lawsuit Lawyers

Pittsburgh Attorney for Environmental, Drug and Product Injury Cases

At Colianni & Leonard LLC, we work hard every day to protect the rights of those who have been injured in car accidents, premises liability accidents, and other types of personal injury cases. We believe that the parties who cause such accidents through their actions or negligence should be held fully responsible. When a particular product or practice causes many people to suffer similar injuries, the situation may be considered a mass tort. If you believe that your injury case could be classified as a mass tort, our experienced team is equipped to help.

What Is a Mass Tort?

Mass torts are part of a relatively new and developing area of personal injury law that has largely been driven by modern technological advances. A mass tort generally arises when a large number of individuals suffer similar injuries—physical or financial—by a single product, event, or business practice. This type of litigation allows cases that rely on the same set of facts to be combined into one proceeding. Doing so is more efficient than dozens or hundreds of individual lawsuits and allows mass tort plaintiffs to benefit from the economy of scale.

Not every personal injury law firm has the knowledge, skills, and tools to prosecute mass tort cases, but Colianni & Leonard LLC is not just any personal injury practice. Attorney Vincent Colianni is experienced in the area of mass tort, and he and his team have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for mass tort victims.

Dangerous Products and Drugs

While there are many different types of cases that could arise as mass torts, the most common deal with product liability. When a dangerous or defective product makes it to the open market, many people can suffer injuries in a very short period of time. This is true not only for consumer products, such as toys but also for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Dangerous drugs and other products injure and kill thousands of victims every year, and if you or someone you love has been hurt, we are ready to help you take action.

Environmental Dangers and Man-Made Disasters

At Colianni & Leonard LLC, we realize that mass tort litigation includes more than just dangerous products and drugs. A mass tort may also be suitable to address business practices that cause environmental damage and large-scale illnesses. For example, our team was instrumental in bringing a rum distillery to justice for improper handling of waste ethanol. Factory explosions, train and airplane crashes, and apartment building fires may also be handled as mass torts.

Types of Mass Tort Cases

Our attorneys have represented clients in multiple types of mass torts, including:

  • Oxycontin lawsuits - Prescription opioids such as OxyContin or Oxycodone can lead to addiction, overdoses, and other negative health issues. We can help families take legal action against drug manufacturers to address these issues.
  • RoundUp lawsuits - The popular herbicide RoundUp has been linked to non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and those who have contracted this form of cancer after being exposed to the chemical may be able to seek monetary damages.
  • Johnson & Johnson lawsuits - Baby powder and other talcum products may contain asbestos, and users may experience health issues such as mesothelioma or ovarian cancer. We work with victims to pursue compensation from the manufacturer for their failure to protect the safety of consumers.
  • Valsartan lawsuits - People who have contracted cancer after using this medication to treat high blood pressure may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible for the damages they have suffered.
  • Belviq lawsuits - This weight-loss drug has been linked to cancer, and patients who receive a cancer diagnosis may be able to take legal action to recover compensation.

Contact Us Today

If you or a member of your family has been injured by a product or situation that you think could be the basis of a mass tort litigation, contact our office. Call 412-680-7877 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We will review your case and help you determine the best course of action. Our firm represents injured victims in Wexford, Gibsonia, Valencia, Franklin Park, Bakerstown, Allegheny County, and the Greater Pittsburgh area.

Back to Top